Child Today…Bride Tomorrow

Early and Forced marriages in Cameroon are very rampant especially in the Northern part of the country.

A survey in 2014 showed that over 20 percent of girls aged between 15 to 19 were already married.

Although government has put in place policy to limit or wipe away such practices, they persist.

This is mainly due to a number of reasons including the lack of Education and Poverty.

The lack of education is strongly linked to the prevalence of child marriages.

Most times the children are basically sold into marriage by the parents because of poverty.

Girls from the poorest 20 percent of families are 6.5 times as likely to be married before 18 as girls from the 20 percent rich families according to studies.

This Wednesday on CRTV Radio, tune in at 9:35 pm to know the exact situation in the Adamawa region in a special 25′ magazine.


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